Leadership Unlocked: A Leadership Challenge® Event
Welcome to Leadership Unlocked, a brand-new Wiley virtual event. You’ll walk away with invaluable insights and ideas to amplify leadership in your organization at every level. This event will be split into two segments:
Main Stage (open to the public)
The latest Wiley research on leadership trends
A keynote from Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner, authors of The Leadership Challenge
An exciting first look at Wiley’s brand-new product, The Leadership Challenge® Self Empowered™
Community Connect (open to Certified Masters, Certified Masters-In-Training, & Training Partners*)
At Community Connect, you’ll have time to network and share knowledge with your peers.
*Owners & operators of Training Partnerships only.
Join us virtually on Tuesday, May 17 at 10 am Chicago (4 pm London) for this free event.
The Case for Leadership at Every Level: Insights from Wiley Workplace Research
Presenter: Tracey Carney
As leaders look to regain a sense of normalcy and stability in the workplace, they are grappling with challenges in retaining and engaging employees. Now more than ever before, the employee experience has been highlighted as an integral part of employee retention and engagement. Join Tracey Carney as she reviews the latest research from Wiley Research on the benefits of empowering a culture of leadership to increase engagement and retention within organizations.
Unlock a Leadership at Every Level: Introducing The Leadership Challenge Self Empowered
Presenter: Tricia Weinhold
The new world of work is here where hybrid teams, decentralized decision-making, and constant change and interruption are the norm. To succeed in this new world, organizations need to rethink how they approach leadership. Join Tricia Weinhold as she introduces Self Empowered, the newest learning solution from The Leadership Challenge that will help organizations unlock the full human potential of their people to build a culture of empowerment.
Fireside Chat with Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner, Hosted by Cherryl D’Souza
Join us as Cherryl D’Souza sits down for a fireside chat with Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, Authors of The Leadership Challenge. They’ll explore the author’s latest leadership insights from their 35+ years of research on how to unlock organizational success through empowering leaders at every level.
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Community Welcome + Brand Update
Presenter: Tricia Weinhold
To open our Community Connect session, Tricia Weinhold will celebrate our newest Certified Masters, share Self Empowered resources available exclusively to the community, and share news about what is coming soon for The Leadership Challenge.
Community Connect Networking Session
Moderator: Gabe Sims, featuring Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner
You're invited to our Community Connect networking session! In this one-hour session, everyone will be randomly assigned to small-group breakout sessions where you can connect with fellow Certified Masters, Certified Masters-in-Training, and Training Partners. We’ll provide conversation topics for each session for you to share your insights and experiences as we explore the theme of Unlocking Leadership. You’ll walk away feeling connected and armed with insightful takeaways.
*Open to Certified Masters, Certified Masters-In-Training, & Training Partners only
Jim Kouzes Author, The Leadership Challenge
Jim is the coauthor of The Leadership Challenge and over a dozen original publications on leadership. He began his career in education while serving in the Peace Corps in the late 1960s. Since then, Jim founded the Joint Center for Human Services Development at San Jose State University, directed the Executive Development Center at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, and served as president, CEO, and chairman of the Tom Peters Company. Jim has received numerous awards and recognition during his career, and according to the Wall Street Journal, Jim is one of the twelve best executive educators in the United States.
Author, The Leadership Challenge
Barry is the coauthor of the award-winning and best-selling leadership book The Leadership Challenge and over a dozen original publications on leadership. He currently serves as the Michael J. Accolti, S.J., Chair and Professor of Leadership for the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. After studying political science for his undergraduate degree, Barry earned a master's degree in public administration and later acquired his Ph.D. in organizational behavior and administrative theory. Throughout his career, Barry has received numerous awards and recognitions, authored over 100 research articles, served on multiple corporate boards, taught at several universities around the world, and consulted for several well-known companies, including Apple, Amazon, and Trader Joe’s.
VP, Brand Management
Cherryl has a consistent record of success in spearheading digital marketing initiatives, including building digital media businesses, influencer networks, and a global content studio. A native of India, Cherryl came to the United States to further her education and launched her career at General Mills. During her 15 years there, she led business management and product development for brands like Pillsbury, Fruit by the Foot, and Box Tops for Education.
Tricia Weinhold Sr. Brand Manager, The Leadership Challenge
Tricia has extensive experience in integrated marketing, brand, and communications strategy with an emphasis in digital marketing. Her passion and commitment for developing meaningful, authentic brands and entrepreneurial mindset allow her to act with speed and precision to ultimately deliver results. Tricia loves that The Leadership Challenge brand seeks to help people discover and become the best leader they can be—supporting the creation of better teams and workplaces everywhere.
Gabriel Sims Senior Manager, Product Development
Gabriel Sims is an organizational psychologist and product strategist who has worked closely with Jim and Barry over the past two years. While working with Jim and Barry, he has strived to innovate/create new products, help the community grow, and help guide The Leadership Challenge into the future of leadership.
Research Manager, Wiley Workplace Research
Tracey has twenty years of experience leading organizational change in the public sector. After earning her master’s and doctoral degrees in Leadership, she has shifted her focus to market research with the goal of helping people recognize and reach their potential. Tracey is enthusiastic about conducting and interpreting actionable research aimed at improving outcomes.